16 November, 2006

Sick Note.

One of the consultants who works for me is a complete and utter nightmare. I think I've referred to him previously as TWG (The Welsh Gay). I don't actually have time to outline the extent of his nightmarish-ness, however, need to rant about one particular area of behaviour.

TWG is always (and I mean ALWAYS) afflicted with some type of illness or another. If not the flu, a diabetes-related condition (the diabetes itself is questionable), a kidney infection or a verruca (yep, waaaayyy too much information) - he is CONSTANTLY sick.

This year he has had something like 24 days off work for illness (more days than his holidays) and approximately 14 of those days have been on Mondays (chel surprise).

Last night I went out with the Handsome Lawyer for a catch up and he is working in employment law at the moment, he offered me some advice as to how I can sack him without fear of an employment tribunal - perhaps I'll take him up on that....

12 comments:

Dale said...

Plant a copy of THE MYSTERY METHOD somewhere where he'll be found out.

J said...

everyone loves a hypochondriac...NOT. i suppose when he sees random traces of sugar or powder, he SWEARS that it's anthrax!

Dan Project 76 said...

Take the handsome lawyer up on that.

At least take him up somewhere.

Saviour Onassis said...

I recently had an employee who developed a severe allergic reaction to 16 hour work days. I had to let him go because I was afraid that it would spread....

Is TWG contagious? Can that hypo now!

David said...

Handsome lawyer. Yum.

Your post is timely. I have a 'friend' just like that. And it's so fucking annoying. Thankfully, I don't have to work with the dud.

Jemima said...

We've got one of those. I call her the lying bitch on account of her being a lying bitch. Funny how the ones who take the piss all the time get away with it and those who wouldn't dream of being so burdensome receive criticism the second they cough. Did I say funny? I meant it's a fecking disgrace.

So in short (supposing she doesn't take us up on any of the job ads we've shoved in her pigeon hole) could you pass some advice my way, please. Thank you.

Emma Kaufmann said...

Goodness me, yes you should, sack the hypochondriac I mean.

DaBich said...

Tell the hypochondriac to get lost, whiners make me crazy! lol
As for the lawyer, sack him ;)
or is that sock him? :X

Ryan said...

Vote him off!!!

Mwahahahaha.

Jason said...

Do we get pics of the handsome lawyer?

Tom Gaylord said...

mmm handsome lawyer! tell us more!

dormerportal said...

his excuses are flimsy and i don't blame u for seeing right through them. when i was a silly wage slave i had much more original and creative excuses, in fact my friends used to ring me up and get me to think of a good excuse for them so they didn't have to go in to work. In fact, i even used to ring up their work for them and pretend to be their mum ringing in sick for them. I'm that kind of girl. any excuse to put on a silly voice and lie through my teeth